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Join us in March for our Green Thumb Series – Turning Your Yard into an Oasis

Join us for a FREE series of workshops featuring ideas and tips to enjoy your garden. Every Saturday in March at 11 am. Space is limited, call the Garden Mill at (734) 475-3539 for reservations.

Landscaping 101

March 4, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Landscaping 101Do you want to landscape your yard, but don’t know where to begin? Want to add some visual appeal to your great outdoors? Are you looking to create a relaxing oasis for your “stay-cations?” Need to increase your house’s resale value? Or do you hope to attract more birds, bees, and butterflies to your corner of the world? Come in to get tips for making your yard the envy of the neighborhood from guest speaker, Steve Hahne – Nursery and Landscape Manager with McLennan’s Landscape in Manchester.

Lawn Care and Lawn Alternatives

March 11, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lawn CareJoin us to learn about the basics of keeping your lawn lush and green, as well as how to cut down on the time you spend mowing and caring for it. We’ll discuss soil testing – how, when and why to do it – timing and types of fertilizers, weed and pest control, and alternatives to grass that are easier to care for and still look great.

More Landscaping Tips & Tricks

March 18, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

More LandscapingReady to tackle that big project in your yard? Have a tricky hill or low-lying wet spot you’re just not sure what to do with? Now sure what to do with a trouble spot in your yard that just won’t grow anything? Join us for a continuation of our landscaping conversation, when we’ll get into more advanced topics to help you turn your yard into your dream space. Steve Hahne, Nursery and Landscape Manager with McLennan’s Landscape in Manchester will talk about tasks you can do yourself, and when you might want to bring in the experts.

Landscaping is for the Birds!

March 25, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Landscaping for BirdsMaster Gardener, horticulturist and birder Dan Sparks-Jackson will discuss plant selection for gardens designed to benefit local bird populations.  Using an ecological rationale, Sparks-Jackson will talk about plants with berries as one aspect of the food web and the importance of native foliage, which turns into critical bird baby food.  He will also provide information on birdseed choices, bird feeder placement, cover foliage and ways to provide fresh water for birds